Hobby Master 1:32 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat – White 50, VF-17 "Jolly Rogers", USS Hornet, U.S. Navy, 1945
1:32 Scale. Length: 12.5”. Wingspan: 16"
Limited production of approximately 200 models worldwide
From March 18 – 21, 1945 Grumman F6F-5 Hellcats of VF-17 “Jolly Rogers” were aboard the USS Hornet. On March 19, 1945 VF-17 Hellcats encountered and destroyed twenty Japanese Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden-kai (George) with the loss of six Hellcats. During March and April of 1945 VF-17 downed a total of 146 enemy aircraft and was involved in supporting attacks on Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the Battleship Yamato. Fifteen VF-17 pilots became Aces, more than in any other Pacific fighter unit.Slide open canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional transparent engine cowling
Rotatable metal propeller
Detachable center-line fuel tank
Optional extended landing gear
Rolling wheels with rubber tires
Box with F6F Hellcat artwork
The F6F Hellcat was a carrier-based fighter aircraft designed by Grumman as a replacement for the F4F Wildcat. The F6F was the primary U.S. Navy fighter during the latter half of World War II. It was known as a rugged, well-designed aircraft that was able to counter the Japanese A6M Zero fighter and help secure air superiority over the Pacific Theatre of operations. First flown on June 26, 1942, the F6F entered service in 1943 and proved to be the most successful aircraft in naval history, destroying 5,223 enemy aircraft while in service with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the British Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm. A total of 12,275 F6F Hellcats were built, the last of which rolled off the assembly line in November 1945.
Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of an F6F Hellcat features:
Note: Display stand sold separately
Category: Hobby Master 1:48 & 1:32 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14